JOIN THE 2021-2022
GJHP BOARD!
SEEKING MEMBERS FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!
WILL YOU HAVE A STUDENT AT CENTRAL THIS FALL?
GJHP IS A GREAT WAY TO GET INVOLVED!

GJHP Board Member commitment includes attendance at monthly Board meetings at Central School, as well as participation in committees (Performing Arts, Social & Community Events, Civic Engagement, Fundraising) to plan & facilitate respective programming.

Each Board Member's level of commitment will vary based on the individual's capacity/availability as well as area of interest. 

For more information visit gjhp.org or email contact@gjhp.org
WHAT IS GJHP?
Led by a volunteer parent board for more than 46 years, the Glencoe Junior High Project (GJHP) serves ALL Glencoe students in grades 5-8 with the mission to foster socially aware, civic-minded, and community-oriented individuals.
GJHP offers a wide range of programming for Glencoe middle school students, including civic engagement opportunities, where students go out into the community to address social issues of food insecurity, poverty and senior isolationism; social events that promote leadership and inclusivity and no-cut performing arts programs, that explore creativity and build self-esteem. GJHP also operates a room in Glencoe’s Central School, nicknamed the “Oasis,” where middle school students can meet friends, play games, find a quiet place, or obtain social support during the school day.
MORE ABOUT GJHP PROGRAMS
PERFORMING ARTS
For 47 years, GJHP has coordinated several theatrical productions each year for the purpose of building community through the arts. GJHP's no-cut shows are performed for the school and village, and also extend to additional surrounding schools, organizations, and communities.

Programs include the GJHP Play, Variety Show, the 8th Grade Project, and more!
SOCIAL EVENTS
GJHP plans and sponsors a variety of social activities & events for Glencoe middle school students and their families including skate nights, dances, BBQs, games & other events. Many events are coordinated in partnership with community organizations including Glencoe’s Central School, District 35, the Glencoe Park District, Family Services of Glencoe, the Women's Library Club, and Glencoe Youth Services.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
The GJHP Civic Engagement Program connects Glencoe middle school students and their families to their community for the purpose of fostering socially aware, empowered leaders of tomorrow. 

GJHP has worked with Feed My Starving Children, Connections for the Homeless, A Just Harvest, Glencoe Community Garden, PAWS, Orphans of the Storm. the Red Cross, Family Service of Glencoe, and more!
THE OASIS
Located in Glencoe’s Central School for over 40 years, the Oasis Youth Center provides a staffed, recreational space for 5th-8th grade students to access during lunch/recess period.

Led by our GJHP Program Director, the Oasis provides opportunities for Central School students to play games, engage in activities, and socialize in an inclusive environment. 
If you have any questions or are interested in joining the GJHP Board
please email contact@gjhp.org.
GJHP MISSION STATEMENT
The Glencoe Junior High Project (GJHP) is a parent-led, non-profit organization that has sought to engage Glencoe middle school students into the community since 1973. In order to carry out our mission of fostering socially aware, civic-minded and community-oriented individuals, we offer Glencoe 5th-8th grade students opportunities to volunteer in their community, attend social activities and events, perform on stage, as well as access to a youth drop-in center in Glencoe's Central School.